Billionaire Ransom

Billionaire Ransom
Billionaire Ransom poster.jpg
Directed by Jim Gillespie
Produced by
  • Sarah Black
  • Ed Elbert
Screenplay by Alexander Agnon
Music by Hybrid
Cinematography Denis Crossan
Edited by Alex Mackie
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date
  • 5 May 2016 (2016-05-05) (Kuwait)
  • 19 August 2016 (2016-08-19) (United States)
  • 22 August 2016 (2016-08-22) (United Kingdom, DVD)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Billionaire Ransom, also known as Take Down, is a British thriller film that was directed by Jim Gillespie and written by Alexander Ignon. The film stars are Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood, Mark Bonnar, and Sebastian Koch. It was released in Kuwait on 5 May 2016 and later in the United States on 19 August 2016.[1]


There's a camp in Scotland (in Soay island) for the rebellious young children (who are around 25) of super rich parents, where the children have to grow up fast and take matters into their own hands. Especially after the camp is taken hostage by a group of criminals.



In March 2013, it was announced that Jim Gillespie would direct a teen thriller titled Take Down.[2] In February 2014, Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin, and Sebastian Koch were cast in the film.[3] On 14 May 2014 it was reported that Ed Westwick and Dominic Sherwood had joined the cast of the film.[4]

Principal photography began on 2 June 2014 at South Stack Lighthouse on the island of Anglesey in Wales, and the Isle of Man.[5]


Take Down (Original Movie Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Released 19 August 2016
Recorded 2015-16
Genre Soundtrack
Producer Mike Truman, Chris Healings, Charlotte James
Hybrid soundtrack chronology
Take Down (Original Movie Soundtrack)
Interlude in Prague

The official soundtrack for the film was composed and produced by Hybrid. The soundtrack was released on 19 August 2016 by CAS Admin Ltd.


  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick (9 June 2016). "Gravitas Ventures Buys 'Billionaire's Ransom'; 'An Art That Nature Makes' Snapped Up By Bond/360". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (18 March 2013). "Jim Gillespie to Direct Teen Thriller 'Take Down'". Variety.
  3. ^ "Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin and Sebastian Koch to Star in Take Down". 6 February 2014.
  4. ^ Hopewell, John (14 May 2014). "Ed Westwick, Dominic Sherwood Join Jim Gillespie's 'Take Down' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  5. ^ Armitage, Hugh (16 May 2014). "Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick joins Jim Gillespie thriller Take Down". Digital Spy.

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